Daily Decay (22nd June 2018)

Daily Decay (22nd June 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) @ Changi

Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.

Daily Decay (16th June 2018)

Daily Decay (16th June 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) @ Changi

Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.

Daily Decay (25th May 2018)

Daily Decay (25th May 2018): Caterpillar of Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) @ Changi

Several bushes were severely infested with Oleander Hawkmoth caterpillars. Many of the caterpillars were dead, possibly killed by pesticides.

Oleander Hawk Moth (Daphnis nerii)
Tanjong Pagar, 21st July 2017

These photos of a dead Oleander Hawk Moth were shared by Ted Ng.

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Tropical Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa)
Punggol, 2nd July 2014

Assorted insects found in Singapore, representing several major groups:

  • Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
  • Beetles (Coleoptera)
  • Bees, Wasps & Ants (Hymenoptera)
  • Flies (Diptera)
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonata)
  • Earwigs (Dermaptera)
  • Cockroaches & Termites (Blattodea)
  • Mantises (Mantodea)
  • Stick & Leaf Insects (Phasmatodea)
  • Grasshoppers, Crickets & Katydids (Orthoptera)
  • True Bugs (Hemiptera)

Insects are among the most diverse groups of animals, with more than a million species described (and counting), representing more than half of all known organisms! Despite their small size, the sheer number of insects and the countless niches they occupy mean that they actually play critical roles in various ecosystems. Butterflies and dragonflies are colourful and often highly visible, whereas many other groups are poorly studied in the tropics. Singapore is home to an extremely rich and diverse insect fauna that occupies all sorts of habitats, and we are still discovering new species of insects all the time.

These were some of the many specimens featured at the recently concluded Festival of Biodiversity 2014, which was held at VivoCity last weekend.